God’s promises are not predicated on your talents, gifts, strengths, knowledge, or abilities. It is predicated on his integrity, love, kindness, goodness, and sovereign plan. You do not need to assist God, you just need to obey him.
To many of us feel like God is taking to long to get things done. At times we will take matters into our own hands and become hasty at fulfilling God’s promises. But, scripture assures us that it is not by might, nor by power but by the Spirit of the living God that he gets things done.
Build a relationship with the Holy Spirit, remain humble and sensitive to him. He will order your footsteps as you obey. Obedience is better than sacrifice. He is building character!
1 Be careful to follow every command I am giving you today so that you may live and increase and may enter and possess the land the Lord promised on oath to your ancestors.
2 Remember how the Lord your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands. 3 He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your ancestors had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.
4 Your clothes did not wear out and your feet did not swell during these forty years. 5 Know then in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so the Lord your God disciplines you.6 Observe the commands of the Lord your God, walking in obedience to him and revering him.